Blogger Bites: Trish from Rhubarbarians

Asparagus and Pea Pasta with Caramelized Onion Sauce by Trish @ Rhubarbians

Asparagus and Pea Pasta with Caramelized Onion Sauce by Trish @ Rhubarbians

I don’t know about you, but my summer is going way too fast. My southeast roadtrip has come and gone and our tour of American cuisine is nearly over. In August, Lexi Bites is headed to a European country known for its hot climate and modernist cuisine. Today’s post is our latest installment of Blogger Bites, featuring an interview with Seattle blogger, Trish, of the Rhubarbarians.

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Try The World Subscription Box Review, Blueberry Green Tea Muffins + Giveaway

Blueberry Green Tea Muffins - LexiBites.com

Every month, Lexi Bites explores the culinary culture of a new country, no passport required. When I discovered Try The World, a subscription box service also exploring world food, it only seemed fitting to see what it was all about. Try the World is a bi-monthly subscription box service that allows you to try products from a new country without leaving your house. This July, I partnered with Try The World to review its Tokyo Box, and share today’s recipe for vegan Blueberry Green Tea Muffins. Plus, enter my giveaway for your own Try The World box!

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Blueberry Ginger Gimlet

Blueberry Ginger Gimlet - LexiBites.com

I’ve been thinking about gimlets a lot lately, and author Raymond Chandler is to blame. A classic gimlet is a lightly sweetened lime and gin (or vodka) cocktail. In Chandler’s 1953 novel, The Long Goodbye, the gimlet is a symbol of Detective Philip Marlowe’s bond with the enigmatic Terry Lennox. The unlikely friends—Lennox was a rich, society gentleman and Marlowe a wiseguy private eye—share many afternoons drinking gimlets at Victor’s. Lennox was passionate about his gimlets, and told Marlowe that a proper gimlet was “half Rose’s Lime, half gin, and nothing else.”

Patented in 1867, Rose’s Lime is notable for being the first bottled juice. There’s a great debate among mixologists about whether Rose’s Lime is essential in a gimlet or can be swapped with fresh lime juice and simple syrup. I’ll let the debate rage on and turn my attention to today’s drink, the Blueberry Ginger Gimlet.

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Anadama Bread

Anadama Bread - LexiBites.com

Gluten, I can never quit you. While many of my friends and acquaintances are reducing their gluten intake, I seem to be increasing mine. M and I are a carb-loving couple, and we especially love a loaf of freshly baked bread. One exceptionally delicious and truly American loaf is New England Anadama Bread.

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Beer-Soaked Garlic & Rosemary Fries

Beer-Soaked Oven Fries with Rosemary & Garlic - LexiBites.com

After a week on the road, I’m happy to be back in the kitchen. We had some amazing bites and booze along the way (which you probably saw if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter). We came back with quite a bit of bourbon and a few fun pantry items—including a barrel-aged bourbon vanilla extract and jar of watermelon pickles. Now that we’re back I’m looking forward to sharing a few more of my favorite American recipes to finish out July. First up are these amazing Beer-Soaked Oven Fries with Garlic and Rosemary.

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